Rosacea 

mirror-brunette.jpgRosacea is a skin disorder, characterized by the following symptoms:

  • Persistent, red flush or acne-like breakouts on the cheeks, nose, mouth and forehead.
  • Extreme sensitivity (including burning and swelling) to topical treatments and products.
  • Soreness, irritation or swelling of the eyelids, which can result in blurred vision.
  • Dry skin.
  • Blemish-like bumps on the affected area.

 

 

Extreme cases of rosacea can lead to rhinopyhma, a condition that causes the nose to swell or enlarge and have a red, bulbous appearance.

There is no cure for Rosacea however you can be proactive by shielding your skin from potential triggers:

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, and always wear sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.
  • Don’t eat hot or spicy foods.
  • Stay out of the hot tub or sauna.
  • Shield skin from extreme weather, including wind and cold.
  • Don’t wash skin with hot or extremely cold water.
  • Forgo harsh exfoliants, paraffin masks and steam treatments.
  • Use products intended for sensitive skin.